The Branch continues to award two bursaries annually to promising female students who have excelled in the fields of education and community affairs. The Gold Coast Branch offers four awards as follows:
1. Isobel Taylor Award – Griffith University Gold Coast Campus – highest achieving female teaching graduate
2. Sybil AM Vise Award – Bond University – Community Leadership
Sybil AM Vise was a tireless advocate of women’s opportunities and achievement in education, church and civic life. This award, the Sybil AM Vise Award is made possible by the Endowment Fund set up by Sybil’s family in her honour. Sybil was a great supporter of Bond University, and in fact, the Sybil AM Vise Award is almost as old as the University itself – Sybil presented the first award to a Bond student in 1990, the year of the first Bond University Graduation Ceremony. The Sybil AM Vise Award is a prestigious Award whose symbolic value far outweighs its monetary one – it celebrates the success and achievements of generations of women over more than 100 years in education.
2019 Sybil AM Vise Award Winner
Patrice Marie Huggins is a recent graduate of Bond University’s Master of Communication program. Trinidadian by descent, Patrice arrived to the Gold Coast in 2014 to complete a Bachelor of Communication at Griffith University. In 2017, she commenced her postgraduate studies at Bond University where she earned much academic success. During her degree, Patrice achieved First in Class awards in each of her subjects and was awarded the BUSA (Bond University Student Association) Excellence Award as the highest performing student within the Faculty of Society Design. In June 2018, Patrice received the Vice Chancellor’s Dux Award as the highest performing student within the entire University. Upon completing her final semester in February 2019, Patrice graduated from the Master of Communication with High Distinction and was the recipient of the Sybil AM Vise Award, sponsored by Australian Federation of Graduate Women – Gold Coast Branch. With a passion for communication theory and media effects, Patrice hopes to pursue further research with the aim of promoting positive change for media producers and consumers. Patrice also currently enjoys her work as an Academic Teacher and Research Assistant at Bond University, and looks forward to expanding her capacity in these domains within the coming years.
2019 Isobel Taylor Award Winner
The award this year was presented to Sarah Burton as the top graduating female student in education faculty.
Fellowships Fund Inc. (FFI)
Fellowships Fund Inc. (FFI) has been providing fellowships and scholarships for postgraduate research or study since 1972.
Enquiries regarding fellowships please direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2009 the Queensland committee awarded the Inaugural Indigenous Women’s Award at the Australian Catholic University. This Award of $1000.00 will be bestowed annually.
All branches of GWQ award bursaries in their local region. (Please see link to branches on the home page for further details). These bursaries are to assist women with their studies.
A further bursary is awarded to a female student from regional/remote Queensland. All branches of GWQ award bursaries in their local region. (Please see link to branches on the home page for further details). These bursaries are to assist women with their studies.
AGW Fellowships and Grants
Inquiries regarding AGW Inc awards only should be directed to the AGW Fellowships Officer. Copies of the application form and the applicant instructions can be downloaded from the AGW website www.auw.org.au
GWI Fellowships and Grants
Copies of the application form and the applicant instructions can be downloaded from the GWI website at: http://www.graduatewomen.org/what-we-do/grants-fellowships/